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  • Homes of CEOs Monday, 13 Jun 2011 | 4:29 PM ET
    In May 2011, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg bought a $7 million home in Palo Alto, Calif. He doesn’t move in for a few months, so the address remains a closely guarded secret until the current occupants move out. However, a few details have emerged -- the 5,000-square-foot home has five bedrooms, five bathrooms and a pool. It’s not quite on the same level as Bill Gates’ 50,050-square-foot Washington mansion (pictured, left), but it’s not a bad start for a man whose last few homes were rentals.Zuck

    In May 2011, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg bought a $7 million home in Palo Alto, California. Click to see the homes of CEOs in sectors such as technology, energy, fashion and more.

  • Innovative Manufacturing Can Grow US Economy Tuesday, 3 May 2011 | 4:24 PM ET
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    The years following the Great Recession will feature the reemergence of U.S. manufacturing—everything from aeronautics to robots in warehouses, to high-speed cotton mills and 3-D model-making—but this generation of manufacturing will be polished and enhanced with technology.

  • Buffett at Berkshire Shareholder Gathering   Saturday, 30 Apr 2011 | 12:00 AM ET
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    Billionaire investor and Berkshire-Hathaway founder Warren Buffett talks to Becky about the economy, David Sokol and his outlook for the future.

  • Attacking Warren Buffett Is 'Inappropriate': Cooperman Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 11:45 AM ET

    Last week's attack on Warren Buffett by Wisdom Tree Investments Chairman Michael Steinhardt was "inappropriate and misses the point," Omega Chairman Leon Cooperman told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Regrets and Resentment in Microsoft Partnership Thursday, 31 Mar 2011 | 8:03 AM ET
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    Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen, may be one of the world’s richest men, but he still resents his former partner, Bill Gates, for not sharing enough credit or giving him his due financially, the New York Times reports.

  • These Big-Name Investors Like Apple and Sprint Tuesday, 15 Feb 2011 | 2:18 PM ET
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    SAC Capital increased its holding in Apple and Greenlight Capital increased its stake in Sprint Nextel, according to new SEC filings.

  • Technology Can Improve US Education: Gates Friday, 28 Jan 2011 | 3:13 PM ET
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    The use of technology and learning from other countries are two good ways to boost the US education system, Bill and Melinda Gates, cofounders of the charitable organization the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, told CNBC Friday.

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    In his new book, "HOW TO RUN THE WORLD Charting a Course to the Next Renaissance," Khanna takes a look at the current global chaos and offers up a road-map out of the "Dark Ages."

  • What's Obama Trying to Bolster? Wednesday, 15 Dec 2010 | 7:40 AM ET
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    Share your opinion in today's poll.

  • Mr. Buffett Goes to the White House ... Again Tuesday, 14 Dec 2010 | 12:51 PM ET

    For the second time this year, Warren Buffett has met with President Obama in the White House's Oval Office.

  • Stocks End Mixed; Nasdaq Hits 3-Year High Thursday, 9 Dec 2010 | 4:36 PM ET

    Stocks trimmed losses to end narrowly mixed Thursday as Treasury prices firmed and the dollar stabilized. McDonald's and DuPont fell, while BofA rose.

  • Stocks Trim Losses Before Close; Banks Rise Thursday, 9 Dec 2010 | 3:55 PM ET

    Stocks eased losses ahead of the close Thursday as Treasury prices firmed, but gains were limited by a stronger U.S. dollar. DuPont and McDonald's fell, while BofA rose.

  • Stocks Waver Ahead of Bond Auction; BofA Rises Thursday, 9 Dec 2010 | 12:37 PM ET

    Stocks declined Thursday as Treasurys erased most of their gains ahead of a 30-year bond auction and despite evidence the U.S. economy continues to improve.  DuPont and Travelers fell, while BofA rose.

  • Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder and CEO of Facebook

    Another 17 individuals or families have joined Warren Buffett's "Giving Pledge," including the 26-year-old co-founder and CEO of Facebook.  Mark Zuckerberg's youth contradicts with the more familiar image of a wealthy person turning to philanthropy later in his or her life.   Zuckerberg asks, "Why wait?"

  • Futures Gain After Jobless Report Thursday, 9 Dec 2010 | 9:12 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures added slightly to gains Thursday after weekly jobless claims fell more othan expected.

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    For those of you who slept in or otherwise missed Warren Buffett on ABC's This Week with Christiane Amanpour on Sunday morning, here are some links to the interview. The conversation focuses on Buffett's "Giving Pledge" but also touched on his long-standing argument that the super-rich should be paying more in taxes.

  • Capturing the Facebook Obsession Saturday, 16 Oct 2010 | 11:18 AM ET
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    At bottom, “The Social Network” is a movie about obsession. That is a large part of the reason I’m so smitten with it: that same obsession that caused Bill Gates to drop out of Harvard to start Microsoft and that drove Steve Jobs to build the first home computer in a garage  — that’s the story of Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook too, at least in Mr. Sorkin’s telling. And that obsessional quality is what Mr. Sorkin has captured better than anyone before.

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    Warren Buffett calls today's meeting in Beijing with 50 Chinese business and philanthropy leaders a "tremendous success" as he and Bill Gates "learned a great deal about the good work that is already underway" in China.

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    Warren Buffett tells CNBC that any decision by Berkshire Hathaway to buy a bigger stake in China's BYD "would depend on the price."  He made the comment in an airborne interview with CNBC's Becky Quick, who is traveling in China with Buffett, Bill Gates, and a delegation of Berkshire officials.

  • Warren Buffett's Billionaires' Road Trip has spent the day in Shenzhen, but most of the attention is going to a dinner to be hosted tomorrow night in Beijing by Buffett and Bill Gates.